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Rwandan nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice


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Title Rwandan nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice
Creator Iradukunda, Favorite Mayers, Pat M.
Subject Nursing; Education; Evidenced based practice; nursing education; evidence-based practice; survey; Rwanda; knowledge, attitudes and application
Description Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) plays a key role in improving health outcomes of a country’s population; however, the teaching of EBP is often theoretical and inconsistent, resulting in negative attitudes and limited application.Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitudes and application of EBP by nursing students at a school of nursing in Rwanda.Method: A total of 82 third- and fourth-year nursing students completed the survey. Univariate statistical analyses were performed to explore the distribution of data. Chi-square tests were utilised to examine the relation between knowledge, attitudes and application of EBP with the year of study.Results: Most students reported being knowledgeable of the steps of EBP, with a range of 84% – 92%. However, 50% reported negative attitudes and only 12% reported daily searches for evidence. The main reported barriers to the application of EBP were lack of knowledge, lack of time and lack of examples or role models.Conclusion: Knowledge about EBP does not necessarily positively influence student attitudes. Evidence-based practice should be integrated into the theoretical and practical component of the nursing curriculum to promote the effective application of EBP by nursing students.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-01-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v43i1.2005
Source Curationis; Vol 43, No 1 (2020); 7 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
Coverage Rwanda — Undergraduate Nursing students
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Favorite Iradukunda, Pat M. Mayers